Everything tagged: "ethics"
Made to Measure? The Biases and Boundaries of Biometrics
Smart devices have been permitted to measure many aspects of our everyday lives, but without a strong grounding in the ways that human measurements have been used and abused in a pre-smartphone era, we risk retreading some of the more sinister paths history has drawn us down.
Apathy and Arsenic: a Victorian Era lesson on fighting the surveillance state
A tale of a two hundred year old method for fighting the surveillance state, based on the advocacy led by 19th century scientists to abolish the domestic use of arsenic. This talk offers advice on how to help everyday people have more power over their own information and how to sustain hope for the future.
Rage against the Ghost in the Machine
Outside of 'Black Mirror' episodes and art installations, the question of personal data and digital legacies is rarely seriously considered. This talk is a space to take stock of how the software we write today could be used in fifty years, and what design decisions we should make to ensure we can respect the wishes of the dead.